Sanjin Zeco (pronounced SON-YIN) is an entrepreneur who is convinced that Ontario can be a strong leader in the green economy. He has lived in Scarborough with his wife Sofia for one and a half years. Sanjin has been inspired to run as a Green Party candidate for Scarborough Centre because he regards climate change as the most important issue faced by our province and knows the Green Party’s approach – environment first – is the best way forward. He is certain that the Green Party offers Canada the best chance for a healthy, prosperous, and independent future.
Sanjin has a Master of Environment and Business from University of Waterloo, a Sustainability Associate certification from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and recently became a Climate Reality Leader by completing Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project training in Pittsburgh. Sanjin also completed extensive training in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise at the School for Social Entrepreneurs – Ontario and continues to be involved with the school.
Sanjin is passionate about advocating for climate change and accessibility. He served on the Board of Directors for Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy – a solar non-profit, City of Pickering Accessibility Advisory Committee, and Community Innovation Lab – an entrepreneurship hub in Oshawa. Sanjin is also a strong online activist, participating in social media campaigns, petitions, and emailing leaders on environmental and social justice issues.
Sanjin has been involved with both Green Party of Ontario and Green Party of Canada since 2010 for both the Pickering-Uxbridge EDA and the Pickering-Scarborough East CA. He started as a general volunteer, supporting the local candidate – Kevin Smith, and then serving as the CEO from 2015 to 2016.
Sanjin identifies as a person with a disability due to a physical mobility challenge and is a strong advocate for improving accessibility and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. This passion led him to become a co-founder of BlueScout, a social enterprise with the mission to build a platform that informs, connects, and enables people with disabilities to live fuller lives. Sanjin also comes from an immigrant family that moved from Sarajevo, Bosnia in former Yugoslavia in 1990 – luckily escaping the civil war. He is fluent in Serbo-Croatian. This perspective provides for strong understanding of the issues faced by immigrant families in Scarborough.